BNR Press Release: Public Input Sought for Road Repair Projects at Buffalo National River, April 22

Sybil CraigNPS News Releases, Uncategorized

Buffalo National River, Harrison, AR – The National Park Service is working with the Federal Highway Administration to make repairs in Erbie, located in Newton County, Arkansas. Heavy rain and flooding over a three day period in May of 2015 caused extensive damage to Compton-Erbie Road (County Road 19), County Road 57, and Erbie Campground Road (County Road 79). The proposed … Read More

National Park Service Announces 2018 Rural Fire Readiness Grant Recipients

Sybil CraigUncategorized

This year the Arkansas National Parks Fire Management Group is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Rural Fire Readiness (RFR) grant program. The RFR grant program provides funding from the U.S. Department of the Interior, through the National Park Service (NPS) Office of Wildland Fire Management, to rural fire departments and fire associations that respond to wildland fire … Read More

March BRWA Newsletter

Jack and Pam StewartBuffalo National River Alliance

Some highlights from the March BRWA newsletter: Bills introduced into a special session of the Arkansas legislature threatened to undermine due process related to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality’s decision to deny a permit to C&H Hog facility located within the Buffalo  River Watershed.  Public pressure resulted in major changes to the final bill which became Act 10. The … Read More

Buffalo National River Press Release, Construction Delays at Buffalo Point, March 9, 2018

Sybil CraigNPS News Releases

Construction Delays of a New Waste Water Treatment Facility at Buffalo Point and Campground Closures Buffalo National River is currently upgrading utilities that service the Buffalo Point Campground. The flush restrooms, shower facilities, and dump station at Buffalo Point will remain closed until the infrastructure upgrades are completed later this spring. Portable toilets will be available for visitors to use … Read More

BNRP Winter Newsletter–January 2018

Sybil CraigNewsletters

Superintendent of BNR retires, volunteers honored, huge numbers at Boxley Valley, upgrades for BNR historic buildings and more in this newsletter.  Click on link to view. Newsletter_BNRP_2017_Winter-6

Statement from Buffalo National River January 20, 2018–Update, Jan. 23

Sybil CraigNPS News Releases

OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!  January 23, 2018 Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, the National Park Service will not operate parks (including Buffalo National River) during the shutdown period, and no visitor services will be provided. The NPS will not issue permits, conduct educational programs, collect trash, operate or provide restrooms, maintain roads or walkways, or provide visitor information. Park … Read More

BNR Press Release–Fire Departments Awarded Grant, December 14, 2017

Sybil CraigNPS News Releases

Pindall, Gilbert, & St Joe (PG&S) Volunteer Fire Department Receives NPS Grant Harrison, AR: PG&S Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a $5,000 National Park Service Rural Fire Assistance Program grant from Buffalo National River.  “This grant will be used to purchase much needed firefighting equipment and personal protective gear,” stated Buffalo National River Deputy Superintendent Laura Miller when presenting … Read More

Buffalo National River Press Release, Boxley Fire Update, December 11

Sybil CraigNPS News Releases

BoxleyWildfire Update Around midday on Sunday (12/10) two separate fires were reported along Arkansas Highway 21 on the north side of Boxley Valley involving a combination of private and national park lands. The Whitley and Edgeman fires have coalesced into one fire now and continue to burn within the containment zone while firefighters work to reinforce that zone with hand-lines … Read More

Buffalo National River Press Release, Wildfires in Boxley Valley, December 11

Sybil CraigNPS News Releases

Two Wildfires Burning Near Boxley Valley Harrison, AR: Around midday on Sunday (12/10) two separate fires were reported along Arkansas Highway 21 on the north side of Boxley Valley, involving a combination of private and national park lands. The Whitley Fire is currently estimated at 50 acres and the Edgeman Fire is estimated to be 15 acres. Crews from Buffalo National River’s … Read More